Starting an organic garden is a smart step in creating a healthier diet. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.
It can be extremely fast and easy to plant perennials into your garden. You just need to use your garden spade for slicing underneath the turf, then flip it, and finally spread about three or four inch deep piles of wood chips. Wait two weeks or so, and then you are ready to jump right in with digging and planting.
Have your tools for gardening nearby in order to maximize your efficiency with gardening. Put them into a basket you carry with you, or use an apron with many pockets and hanging loops. If you have your pruning shears, spade, trowel and gloves handy, you will be able to get your gardening chores done much more quickly.
In your flower beds and garden, utilize a few inches of organic mulch. Using this much mulch retards weed growth, locks in moisture, and ensures that your plants are well-nourished. This also gives your flower beds a more aesthetic aspect.
Try to work as efficiently as possible when gardening. Do not waste your time looking for tools. Prepare them all ahead of time and have them handy before you need to garden, and then put them back in their place when done. You may also wish to invest in a tool belt to keep all of your tools within reach while gardening.
Regularity is the key to keeping your organic garden in order, don’t let your list of chores pile up. While you may not be able to spend time in the garden on a daily basis, there are still many things you can do to keep things from snowballing out of control. For instance, pluck weeds while you take your dog outside or before getting in your car.
Do you want to kill weeds without using commercial chemicals? A good thick layer of newspaper can be laid down to control weeds. Without light, there can be no weeds. If you place sheets of newspaper over the weeds, they will die due to a lack of sunlight. The newspapers will break down over a period of time, and will become part of your compost. You can then add a mulch layer right on top so that it looks more attractive.
You can grow a great organic garden if you decide to dedicate your time and efforts to it. Persistence and patience are also important traits for successful organic gardener. With the advice from this article, you are now ready to begin a successful organic gardening adventure.